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Miltary Vets Speak Out For Peace

Some of the most outspoken critics of war with Iraq have been U.S. military veterans. David Sommerstein talks with former U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel Frank Houde, a member of the Albany chapter of Veterans For Peace.

Houde and fellow veteran John Amidon will speak at the Canton Middle School cafeteria Wednesday at 7pm. Local group Alternatives To War is the talk's sponsor.  Go to full article

Canadians Cool to Powell's Visit

With or without United Nations backing, the U-S is asking Canada to be ready to join it should military action be needed in Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U.S. will be looking for support from Canada and other allies if Saddam Hussein doesn't cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors. Powell made the comments Thursday after meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham in Ottawa. Martha Foley talks with Ottawa correspondent Karen Kelly.  Go to full article
Ft. Drum Family Readiness Coordinators Rena Tumbleson and Kristen Fair.
Ft. Drum Family Readiness Coordinators Rena Tumbleson and Kristen Fair.

More Anxiety and Preparation at Ft. Drum

The light infantry of the 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum near Watertown played a combat role in Afghanistan last year. Many soldiers only returned from Central Asia six months ago. Now the community at Fort Drum is living through another period of anxiety as deployments to Iraq loom. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Thousands Rally, March Against War in Iraq

Tens of thousands of anti-war demonstrators picketed the White House Saturday over President Bush's Iraq policy. The protest coincided with anti-war protests from Maine to California and across the globe. Martha Foley talks with Laura Potts, one of dozens of protesters who traveled by bus or car from the North Country, to the demonstration.  Go to full article

Anti-War Groups Prepare for DC March

People around the country are readying for a march to protest military action against Iraq this weekend in Washington, DC. Groups are also planning rallies from New Orleans to Anchorage, and on college campuses including some in the North Country. An anti-war group in the Canton-Potsdam area has a waiting list for seats on its bus to the DC march. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Jules and Jonah: Anti War Rally Draws a New Generation

Thousands of people will descend on Washington, DC this Saturday to protest the use of military force in Iraq. Commentator Natalia Rachel Singer says the march is attracting a new generation of peace activists.  Go to full article

Presbytery of Northern New York Sends Anti-War Resolution to Congress

The Presbytery of Northern New York has sent a resolution to local Congressional representatives urging the government not to take unilateral action against Iraq. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

The Case For Weapons Inspections in Iraq

While President Bush made his case to the nation last night for broad war-making powers against Iraq, one of his most outspoken critics was trying to sway audiences in Canton. Scott Ritter was a U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq for seven years. He's an unlikely candidate to lead opposition to war against Iraq. But as David Sommerstein reports, Ritter says the American public needs to know all the facts.  Go to full article

The Iraqi Threat: How Real Is It?

Martha Foley talks with former chief United Nations arms inspector Scott Ritter, who will be speaking tonight at St. Lawrence University in Canton, and tomorrow night at Clarkson University in Potsdam. Ritter is now speaking out vigorously against a U.S. attack on Iraq. See link below for complete audio of Ritter's North Country appearances.  Go to full article

McHugh: U.S. Needs to Send a Strong Message to Saddam Hussein

President Bush is getting closer to the broad authority he wants to attack Iraq. The House has agreed with Bush on a resolution, and the Senate is getting closer. North Country Congressman John McHugh supported the resolution. McHugh says the U.S. needs to send a strong message to Saddam Hussein for diplomatic efforts and weapons inspections to work.  Go to full article

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